BitTorrent is the original torrenting client. The application can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which allows you to have the application start automatically at boot prior to login, start multiple instances of the application and more. This HOWTO will show you how to set it up. You can also use FireDaemon Fusion to manage FireDaemon and other Windows services via a web browser.

BitTorrent Setup Under FireDaemon Pro

Download the latest version of BitTorrent from the BitTorrent website.

Run the BitTorrent installer. By default BitTorrent installs to C:\Users\USERNAME\Appdata\Roaming\BitTorrent so for the purposes of this HOWTO, we will use that directory. Be sure to uncheck "Start BitTorrent when Windows starts up" when prompted since FireDaemon will take care of starting BitTorrent for you.

Download and install FireDaemon Pro into the directory of your choice, typically C:\Program Files\FireDaemon.

Next start the FireDaemon GUI from the desktop shortcut. Click on the "Create a new service definition" button in the toolbar (or type Ctrl+N) and enter the information into the fields as you see below. Adjust the paths to suit your installation. Note that no parameters are required.

  • Executable: The path to the BitTorrent.exe file. The default path is C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\BitTorrent\BitTorrent.exe
  • Working Directory: The directory containing the BitTorrent.exe file. The default path is C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\BitTorrent
  • Parameters: No parameters are required. Leave this field blank.

Now click on the Settings tab. If you DON'T want to see BitTorrent running, uncheck the Interact with Desktop check box & select “Hidden” from the “Show Window” dropdown. You must runBitTorrent as the user you installed it as. In the Logon Account field type your username (e.g. Administrator) and then enter the user's password twice in the Password and Confirm fields. You can also change the Process Priority to allocate more CPU time to BitTorrent or specify which CPU or core BitTorrent will run on (in the case of multi-processor, hyperthreaded or multi-core CPUs).

Now click OK to finish setup and start BitTorrent!